Local Events

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Citizen Science Projects:

Hellbenders – seen one? They area species of special concern, as they seem to be declining. That’s the point of this project. They are seldom seen, hiding under rocks. Don’t flip those rocks! Just gps them or note physical location. Eyeball length, note time of day and email lori.williams@ncwildlife.org or call 866.318.2401.


Discover Natural Transylvania

Discover Natural Transylvania is a monthly program series at the Transylvania County Library exploring the place where we live, work, and play. Presenters include experts in the fields of ecology, biology, geology, flora, fauna, outdoor recreation, and more. The programs are on the first Thursday evening of most months at 6:30 pm in the Rogow Room. Each program lasts approximately one hour. Light refreshments are provided. These free programs are supported by the Friends of the Library. For more information contact Marcy Thompson at 828-884-1820

Thursday, June 6–“Understanding the Misunderstood Black Bear”
What is it about the black bear that we humans find so fascinating? Is it their size? Their strength? Or could it be OUR fear? Nature photographer and black bear advocate, Bill Lea will answer these questions on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 pm in the Rogow Room. There are so many myths and so much misinformation about bears that few people really know the truth about black bears. What are they really like? Do bears have distinct personalities? How smart are bears? What kind of emotions do bears experience? How do we co-exist peacefully? Lea will share his amazing photographs while covering all of these topics and much more about black bears.

Thursday, July 4–NO PROGRAM

Bag Lunch Arts
Our monthly Bag Lunch Arts Series spotlights authors, artists, performers, and speakers sharing their talent and knowledge. Held on the third Tuesday of most months at 12 noon in the Rogow Family Community Room. Patrons are encouraged to bring along a bag lunch to enjoy before the program. Cookies and coffee are courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Programs last approximately one hour.


Holmes Educational State Forest

Call 828-692-0100 or email holmesESF.ncfs@ncagr.gov to reserve your spot! You MUST SIGN UP for these programs to participate. Category II, III NC EE certification and CEU credit available upon request. Signups accepted 30 days in advance!

You are invited to join NC Forest Rangers at Holmes Educational State Forest for a two-hour winter tree identification stroll. Participants will discover how to identify ten trees by observing helpful features and characteristics including twigs, bark and branching patterns. Please dress appropriately for the weather, we will walk approximately 1.5 miles.

Forest Wildflower Hikes
May 11th, 10am-12
Join NC Forest Rangers for a moderate, ¾ mile hike to observe and identify early spring wildflowers.  The program is limited to 20 people but if there is enough interest another hike may be offered. We will meet near the main kiosk in the parking lot at 10am. We recommend bringing comfortable shoes, a water bottle, a camera, and a wildflower field guide if you have one.


Wildflower Walks in Black Mountain, 2019 Schedule

Coordinator: Jim Poling (jnpoling@icloud.com)
Leaders: Anyone who loves Wildflowers

Most of our walks are local—Montreat, BMT Recreation Park, Warren Wilson College. We will take one or two trips to the Parkway. Usually second Thursday of each month, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Meet at Lake Tomahawk Parking Lot on Rhododendron Ave., Black Mountain, NC  at 9 a.m. We will carpool to another location where there are wildflowers!

Thursday, May 9
Thursday, June 13
Thursday, July 11
Thursday, August 8
Thursday, September 12


Friends of the Oklawaha

Henderson County is developing a new Greenway Master Plan. For more information and to  complete a short survey go to https://www.hendersoncountync.gov/greenway-network

The Greenway Master Plan establishes and communicates a broad vision for a countywide Greenway Network, and provides guidance to Henderson County and its partners, so that all involved can collaboratively work towards and benefit from that vision.


cullowheeCullowhee Plant Conference

July 17-20, 2019
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Registration now open.

The purpose of the Cullowhee Conference is to increase interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape. Past participants of the conference have included landscape architects, commercial nursery operators, garden club members, botanists, and horticulturists from state highway departments, universities, native plant societies, botanical gardens, and arboretums. Both professionals and laypersons will gain valuable knowledge from the informative field trips, lectures, and workshops.


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NC Arboretum Adult Education Classes
NC Arboretum Calendar of Events

Grow Magazine


bullingtonBullington Gardens Events & Workshops
95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville NC 28792
Call (828) 698-6104 for more information.

 


The Botanical Gardens at Asheville

The Botanical Gardens at Asheville offers many helpful and informative classes designed to deepen your relationship to the region’s flora and fauna and to help you successfully landscape with natives. We enjoy relationships with many of the region’s naturalist experts. Thanks to their generosity, we can offer our community an in-depth and affordable look at one of the world’s most unique and diverse native habitats.


Click here for calendar. For more information call 828.258.8737 x 216 or Email: susan@mountaintrue.org


North Carolina Native Plant Society – Western Chapter

 

Contact botanynerd89@gmail.com for more details or https://www.facebook.com/botanynerds


Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-6734

Find out more information about upcoming events on our website:  www.malaprops.com/event


Submit events for inclusion to wcbotanicalclub@gmail.com

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